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NHL 17 Cover Athlete And Demo Details Announced

St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko will be the <i>NHL 17</i> cover athlete. Tarasenko defeated Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks in the finals of the cover vote to become the first member of the Blues to grace the cover since Chris Pronger appeared on <i>NHL 2000</i>.<p>Tarasenko helped lead the Blues to …

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'Vampyr' and the gender politics of 1918 London

<i>Vampyr</i>, the next game from Dontnod Entertainment features a white, male protagonist. For any other studio, this is de rigueur, something dictated by the gaming industry's presumed demographic. But for the team behind <i>Life is Strange</i> and <i>Remember Me</i>, it's the first time they've delved into the male …

Microsoft Is Putting The Pressure On Sony And The PS4

The console war fell into a pretty predictable pattern over the past two years or so. Sony had won with the PS4, and was sitting pretty with accelerating sales and an increasingly dominant platform. Microsoft was doing just fine with the Xbox One, but it had lost some of the market share it had …

Selling

Sounds like Team Bondi's Whore of the Orient is long dead

Whore of the Orient, that mysterious game by Team Bondi (LA Noire), sounds like it is dead and buried - and has been for a while.<p>When asked in a …

RZA teams up with Atari on a new video game-inspired album

RZA already made one big announcement this summer, and the member of the Wu-Tang Clan doesn't appear to be done yet. The rapper/producer announced this week that he's teaming up with Atari on a new album that takes inspiration from the audio in the company's video games. "I'm so excited to work on …

'MXGP 2' Review: There's Trouble Getting The Wheels Off The Ground

<i>MXGP 2</i> is touted as the official motor cross video game, but this gaming experience left a bit to be desired. It originally released in April, but I was just recently able to acquire a review copy.<p>The game is produced, developed and published by Milestone. That might push some toward a level of …

Enix

This Is The Plan For How Bungie Will Mercy Kill 'Destiny' On PS3 And Xbox 360

The end is nigh for <i>Destiny</i> players on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Bungie had previously announced that <i>Rise of Iron</i> would be next-gen only, playable only on PS4 and Xbox One, and now they’re detailing exactly how the game will be slowly dismantled on older consoles.<p>Starting in August, not only will …

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Microsoft shutting down Xbox Fitness

Get ripped while you still can<p>Microsoft’s fitness training application for Xbox One, Xbox Fitness, is shutting down for good next year, the company announced today.<p>The company ended sales of all Xbox Fitness programs today, June 27. If you did purchase content through Xbox Fitness, you’ll only have …

Major Skyrim mod Enderal finally gets a launch trailer — and release window (update)

Fans of Elder Scrolls conversion mods, get excited<p><b>Update (Aug. 15)</b>: An English language version of the trailer was released today. Link is here. The mod is now available for free from here.<p>Enderal, a total conversion mod for <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i>, will launch this July, developer SureAI …

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness review

I don’t know that I’ve ever played a game where the scope and the ambition are so profoundly mismatched as <i>Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness</i>.<p>As with the previous four games in Square Enix’s 20-year-old Star Ocean series, <i>Integrity and Faithlessness</i> borrows shamelessly from the Star Trek …

WWE 2K17: Brock Lesnar Announced As Cover Athlete And Release Date Revealed

Brock Lesnar will grace the cover of <i>WWE 2K17,</i> which releases on October 11 for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Members of the media learned the news on Friday morning in a conference call with Lesnar’s advocate Paul Heyman, but the official announcement was made on …

Brock Lesnar

Batman: Return to Arkham remaster delayed indefinitely

I'm not afraid. I'm angry<p>The bundled remasters of <i>Batman: Arkham Asylum</i> and <i>Batman: Arkham City</i>, originally set for a July 26 release for PS4 and Xbox One, no longer have a release date, according to an official statement on Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's Arkham Knight forums.<p>"After …

Inside review

<i>Inside</i> is a better game than <i>Limbo</i>.<p>I don't make that claim lightly. <i>Limbo</i>, the first (and, before now, only) game from <i>Inside</i> developer Playdead, stands as one of the first great triumphs of console indie games. It was a gorgeous, clever, moody, polished platformer that gushed confidence, boasting a …

Video game releases for July 2016

Here are some of the big games coming out this month<p>Below are some of the big video game releases for the month of July 2016. Be sure to check out the list we put together of our most anticipated games of 2016 and 25 games for the summer of 2016. Here are the free games you get with your Xbox Live …

Can DLC Be A GOTY Contender? In The Witcher 3's Case, Yes

Sometimes I find it hard to bring myself to play DLC, even for games I loved. Some games I’m there on day one, usually for shooters like <i>Destiny</i> and <i>The Division</i> so I can dive right in and start getting fresh loot. But for others? For colossal experiences like <i>Fallout, Bloodborne</i> or <i>The Witcher</i>? It can …

The Witcher

Call of Duty is getting dragons

Like Skyrim with guns!<p><i>Descent</i>, the next DLC pack for <i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 3</i>, is on its way, and it involves fighting zombies and dragons...at the same time.<p>Activision stated that "Gorod Krovi," the newest mission in the Zombies saga, will take place in an alternate Soviet Union during the 1940s. …

Ryze's long-awaited update is finally here

It’s character update time, folks! What an exciting time it is too — especially if you’re a Ryze player. Lets face it: We’ve all been waiting for him …

Nintendo didn't show the NX at E3 over copycat concerns

Away from the media's prying eyes, Nintendo's investor meeting allowed some people to ask some surprisingly frank questions -- and glean a few more insights into where the company is going -- whether that's smartphones, new consoles, VR, theme parks, movies... or all the above. If you were …

The new 'Doom' gets its first update on June 30th

The new <i>Doom</i> is on the cusp of getting its first major update, and it appears to be worth checking out -- especially if you have fond memories of the original games. The upgrade arrives on June 30th with the option of a classic dead-center weapon view, regardless of the mode you're playing. It's …

Valve's mobile version of Steam finally hits Windows Phone

Steam hasn't forgotten about the remaining Windows Phone faithful. It just seemed that way, with folks on Android and iOS getting a mobile app <i>way</i> back in 2012. The Windows Store listing says that you'll be able to use Stream Guard's authentication system, trade and sell items, keep an eye on the …

Road Rash spiritual successor Road Redemption gets final release date

Road Redemption, the spiritual successor to the much-loved 90s classic Road Rash, has a release date, with the final game coming to PC, Mac and Linux …

Gaming

EA: Microsoft Scorpio And Playstation Neo Are 'Incredibly Positive'

As you may have heard, we’ve got some new consoles incoming, and they’re a bit different than they have been before. Microsoft recently announced the Xbox ‘Scorpio’ a new machine with a big power upgrade designed to render 4K games. Sony, too, is working on an upgraded version of the PS4 codenamed …

Libraries

We ask the creator of X-COM about his next game, Phoenix Point

Watch: We ask the creator of X-COM about his next game, Phoenix Point

Julian Gollop, the man that made X-COM, is finally returning to the genre he helped define.<p>Back in March, we were delighted to hear that Gollop's …

The people behind Max: The Curse of Brotherhood are back with a new studio and a new game

The people behind Press Play, the developer of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Kalimba, have formed a new studio and announced a new game.Microsoft …

Gaming

Final Fantasy 7 Monopoly is real and it's due out in 2017

Finally, it's happened: Final Fantasy 7 Monopoly is real.<p>It's the work of Merchoid, a video game merchandise specialist, which said to expect a …

Final Fantasy

'Fallout 4' Mods Delayed On PS4

Mod support was supposed to be coming to the PS4 version of <i>Fallout 4</i> sometime this month, but it looks like we’re going to have to wait a little while longer before we get to start bending the rules of alternate reality on Playstation. Bethesda appears to have been struggling a bit to get mods …

Gaming

'NBA 2K17': Predicting Top Rookies Ratings For Upcoming Game

There’s still a little over two months remaining before <i>NBA 2K17</i> is released, but with the NBA draft in the rear view mirror, it’s not too early to speculate on the ratings for the top rookies in the game.<p>Ratings czar Mike Stauffer is the man in charge of ratings for <i>NBA 2K</i>, and he does a great job …

Basketball

Unannounced BioShock remaster collection all but confirmed in leak

Would you kindly let us replay these games?<p>2K Games uploaded screenshots from <i>BioShock the Collection</i>, a remastered set that would seemingly mark the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One debuts of <i>BioShock</i>, <i>BioShock 2</i> and <i>BioShock Infinite.</i> The collection has yet to be officially announced, despite several leaks …

'The Division' Underground DLC Review: The Dark Below

Yesterday, <i>The Division</i> released its first paid DLC for Xbox One and PC, while the largest portion of its playerbase on PS4 will have to wait a month for the release of <i>Underground</i>, thanks to Microsoft’s timed exclusivity deal. After learning my lesson with <i>Destiny</i>, I became part of the problem by …

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